TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Trumbull has been awarded a $299,000 state grant to improve the infrastructure of the Kennedy Center.
The grant was announced by state Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123) and Laura Devlin (R-134) as part of the Small Town Assistance Program.
The grant will be used for the engineering, design and construction and replacement of parking lots, sidewalks, curbs and landscape at 39 Lindeman Drive and 2440 Reservoir Ave.. These properties are located on the Kennedy Center campus, which serves more than 2,000 individuals with disabilities each year.
The project will benefit the local community by supporting a comprehensive program of services offered to people with special needs from birth to senior citizens. Rutigliano, who spearheaded the legislative push for the Trumbull project, was pleased with Thursday’s announcement.
“We received some very welcome news today,” Rutigliano said. “The Kennedy Center is an amazing asset to the community. This STEAP award will help maintain and develop the center’s infrastructure in a manner that is crucial for the increasing needs of the organization.”
Devlin said: “The Kennedy Center is such a great asset and is of utmost importance to the people it serves. The organization cannot accomplish its mission on its own, I want to thank the state for this much needed grant.”
Since 1951, the Kennedy Center has been serving individuals with disabilities and special needs throughout Connecticut. It currently serves 2,452 individuals with disabilities. It provides assistance with essential activities of daily living and quality of life support and programs for people from 91 communities throughout the state.